Congratulations on your decision to become a Nanook! You'll find that UAF is a close-knit community where academic pursuits are balanced with the continuing quest for friendship, adventure and shared experiences.
What you achieve at UAF is only limited by your imagination.
- Apply online, and pay the application fee. Please see below for additional details about applying as a new or returning UA student.
- Order official transcripts from your current school and any previous colleges or universities you’ve attended. Send these to UAF.
NOTE: If you’ve completed at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits), all we need is your application for admission and college transcript(s). If you’ve completed less than 30 credits, please send us your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores in addition to your college transcripts.
Students who've never attended the University of Alaska
Follow the instructions on how to apply as a new student.
If you’re applying for a bachelor’s program, you will have to complete the UAF baccalaureate core (general education) requirements to earn your degree. To find out how your transfer courses may substitute for UAF core classes please refer to the table of substitutions for non-UA institutions.
Students who've attended a UA campus before (UAA or UAS)
If you're planning to transfer to UAF from UAA or UAS, the general education requirements for your baccalaureate degree are transferable; the requirements you completed at one UA institution fulfill the same categories at all other UA institutions. If you have completed your general education requirements at UAA or UAS, you have fulfilled all requirements of the UAF baccalaureate core. If you have taken some of the general education requirements at UAA or UAS (but not all), refer to the table of substitutions for intra-UA transfers.
Review the policies surrounding transfer of credit to UAF.
GPAs from previous colleges or universities are not computed in your UAF GPA; however, they are used when determining your eligibility for honors at the time of graduation.
Transfer students who have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from a regionally accredited institution will have their lower-division core requirements waived at UAF. Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree or completed general education requirements at a four-year, regionally accredited institution will have their core requirements waived.
Alternate ways to earn credit
In addition to transferring your credits from other institutions, you can also earn UAF transfer credit through a variety of alternatives.
- Credit by Exam: These are some of the exams that you can take to receive credit.
- Advanced Placement (AP) with a minimum score of 3
- International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum score of 4, or 5 for mathematics
- College Level Examination Placement (CLEP)
- Brigham Young University Foreign Language Achievement Test (BYU FLAT)
- DANTES Standardized Subject Test (DSST)
NOTE: UAF Testing Services offers CLEP and BYU FLAT exams.
- Credit for Prior Learning: For more information contact the Academic Advising Center.
- Credit by Certificate: Some professional fields offer certification for training that may be eligible for transfer credit. To find out more, contact the Office of Admissions & the Registrar or your advisor (PDF).
- Military Training: Send your military transcripts to the Office of Admissions & the Registrar.
- Local Advanced Placement: Check with the Office of Admissions & the Registrar or your advisor to see if you’re eligible for English, mathematics or Alaska native language credit based on course placement.
Transfer credit details
Transfer credit is credit that has been earned from other regionally accredited institutions, through military educational experiences or credit accepted by special approval. Where possible, transfer credit is equated with UAF courses.
UAF is on a semester calendar system. If you are transferring from a quarter system, your credits will be converted to semester credits. A quarter system credit is equivalent to two-thirds of a semester credit.
The transfer credit resource website is an unofficial reference for undergraduate students considering transferring to UAF. An official evaluation of transfer credits will be provided after you have formally applied and been admitted to a degree program at UAF. In the meantime, the transfer credit resource website can help you see how the course credits you bring with you may equate with specific course offerings at UAF.
All forms, transcripts and test scores should be sent to:
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Office of Admissions and the Registrar
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks AK 99775-7480
Electronic transcripts should be sent to email@example.com.
Questions about UAF, admissions or life in Alaska?
Contact John Smelter
Transfer student admissions counselor